• Dropbox icon

    Dropbox

    Worlds leading online storage and file sync service. You get 2GB free. Apps for all major platforms.

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    ownCloud

    A safe home for all your data – Access & share your files, calendars, contacts, mail & more from any device, on your terms.

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted

    • Offers all majors features, plus it's self-hosted (=data under control), but can be a bit tricky to set up for a non tech-savvy. Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    MEGA

    You hold the security keys for 50 GB free storage, unlimited desktop sync bandwidth, and 10 GB per month of free bandwidth for sharing with other accounts.

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    Microsoft OneDrive

    Get to your files from anywhere, on any device, with Microsoft OneDrive. Share and work together with anyone in your work and life.

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    Syncthing

    Syncthing replaces proprietary sync and cloud services with something open, trustworthy and decentralized. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet BSD Self-Hosted

    • Syncthing is only for decentralized filesync. Google Drive is for centralized filesync PLUS filesharing PLUS collaboration. Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • For transferring a large amount of data between your computers every now and again, Synthing is brilliant: free, private, open source and MUCH faster speeds (I've seen up to 80MB/second). JohnFastman • 9 days ago Disagree   Agree
  • Box icon

    Box

    Box.com's online file storage makes it easy to securely share content as a link or a shared folder with anyone - inside or outside your company. Create an online workspace, where you can share project files, add comments, assign...

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  • Resilio Sync  icon

    Resilio Sync

    Resilient, fast and scalable file synchronization for enterprises and individuals.

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  • SpiderOak icon

    SpiderOak

    SpiderOak provides an easy, secure and consolidated online backup, storage, access, sharing & sync tool for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux (Ubuntu, Debian & Fedora). SpiderOak offers a different approach to online backup...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone iPad Xfce

    • One of the services that takes your privacy seriously, unlike Google Drive. SpiderOak uses end-to-end encryption to make sure your data can't be read by the service, whereas GD can, can analyze, lose it to hackers and the NSA. Check also Sync.com, Tresorit, iDrive and Cryptomator. JohnFastman • 9 days ago Disagree   Agree
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    Seafile

    Seafile is a professional open source cloud storage platform for organizations. It has complete file syncing and sharing features, reliable file storage and advanced privacy protection feature.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted

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    Yandex.Disk

    Files on Yandex.Disk won't get lost if your phone or computer breaks. You'll have enough storage space for your most precious photos and important documents. Integrate Yandex.Disk into your own software using our fully...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone Windows RT iPad WebDAV File Manager

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    4Shared

    4Shared is a large online storage facility where Internet users store their text, audio, video, photo, and other files and share them, if they wish, with other people. It is easy, handy, and free! 15GB storage for the free account....

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone S60 Blackberry iPad

  • Nextcloud icon

    Nextcloud

    A safe home for all your data – Access & share your files, calendars, contacts, mail & more from any device, on your terms.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted

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    SugarSync

    SugarSync is the best way to backup, access, sync, and share all your files and folders including documents, photos, videos, and music — from any computer or mobile device.

    Commercial Mac Windows Windows Mobile Android iPhone S60 Blackberry Windows RT Android Tablet iPad Microsoft Office Outlook Kindle Fire

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    Tonido

    #1 Private File Sharing, Sync and Mobile Access for Home and Business. Access, Sync and Share ALL your docs, photos, music and videos from anywhere. No Storage Limits. No Security Worries. No Uploading. Limited values and users...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone Blackberry Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Self-Hosted Chrome Firefox

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    ONLYOFFICE

    ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors is an open-source office suite that combines text, spreadsheet and presentation editors, distributed under AGPL license v3.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • iCloud icon

    iCloud

    Store email, contacts, calendars, photos, music, books, apps and more in the cloud and access them on all your devices.

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud iPhone iPad

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    CloudApp

    CloudApp is a dead-simple way to share files, screenshots, almost anything, quickly and seamlessly. CloudApp allows you to share images, links, music, videos and files. Here is how it works: choose a file, drag it to the menubar and...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud

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    Office Online

    Office Online is an online office suite offered by Microsoft, which allows users an easy way to access, view, create and edit documents using lightweight, web browser-based versions of Microsoft Office applications: ...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    SparkleShare

    SparkleShare is a Free Open Source syncing tool. Its light, secure and easy to use. SparkleShare allows you to setup your own servers so you always keep control on your data.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

  • Syncany icon

    Syncany

    Syncany is an open-source cloud storage and filesharing application. It allows users to backup and share certain folders of their workstations using any kind of storage, e.g. FTP, Amazon S3 or Google Storage. While the basic idea...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued "The core team of Syncany is on hiatus for an indefinite amount of time." See https://github.com/syncany/syncany
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    Amazon Drive

    Amazon Drive is your hard drive in the cloud. Store your music, videos, photos, and documents on Amazon's secure servers. All you need is a web browser to upload, download, and access your files from any computer. Store files in...

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    IPFS

    IPFS is a global, versioned, peer-to-peer filesystem. It combines good ideas from Git, BitTorrent, Kademlia, SFS, and the Web. It is like a single bittorrent swarm, exchanging git objects. IPFS provides an interface as simple as the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Self-Hosted

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    Tresorit

    Tresorit is a security solution for distributed storage systems, and with it a group of users can share secure content without trusting any administrator or third party provider. This system guarantees the users that they can: share...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Blackberry 10

    • Tresorit stores your files with end-to-end encryption, which means they don't have your password, unlike Google, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive or SugarSync. They don't provide Docs, but if you want file sync & backup, this is a much more privacy-oriented option. Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Volafile

    Volafile.io offers real time filesharing and fast downloads without delays or annoying countdowns. Users can share files in rooms, each with a chat and a filelist. Volafile shows previews when hovering images and audio files can be...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    pCloud

    pCloud is your personal online storage space for your memorable photos and videos, your favorite music or important work documents.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone

    • pCloud's advantage is that it works very smoothly, is hosted in Switzerland (much better privacy laws than US) and provides an encrypted folder whose contents aren't readble to the service. By contrast, GoogleDrive can read, lose, give away and analyzed all the contents of your files. Choose end-to-end encrypted alternatives. See Sync.com, Spideroak, iDrive and Cryptomator. JohnFastman • 9 days ago Disagree   Agree
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    ge.tt

    Ge.tt is a clever, instant file-sharing webapp that makes sharing files simple and fast. No need to wait for files to upload! You are given a link for your files as soon as you select them. Ge.tt doesn't use Flash, Java applets...

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud

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    SyncTrayzor

    SyncTrayzor is a wrapper for Syncthing which allows Syncthing's window to be hidden in the tray area. SyncTrayzor has a built-in web browser to manage Syncthing without opening your browser. SyncTrayzor can be configured to...

    Open Source Windows Syncthing

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    Apple iWork

    iWork is an office suite by Apple. It includes Pages, a word processing and desktop publishing application, Keynote, a presentation package, and Numbers, a spreadsheet application.

    Commercial Mac Web / Cloud iPhone iPad

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    BoZoN

    A self-hosted PHP server for a JavaScript application to easily share files and folders.

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted JavaScript PHP

  • Ind.ie Pulse icon

    Ind.ie Pulse

    Pulse is a free (as in freedom), secure, and distributed file synchronisation engine in Go and Swift.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD OpenSolaris

    • Discontinued As announced at https://ind.ie/blog/focus/ , Pulse will no longer be supported, but you can still download it from the official website and use it.
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    Koofr

    Koofr offers safe EU based cloud storage with 2 GB free. Connect multiple cloud accounts (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon Cloud Drive) and personal storages. Discover a better way to store, access and share your photos...

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    reep.io

    You can transfer anything you want without storing the data on a server first. You can even stream video files or preview images directly.

    Open Source Web / Cloud JavaScript

  • Syncplicity icon

    Syncplicity

    The only automated sync, back-up, collaboration and file management service powerful enough for a business user and easy enough for a novice. Secure, anywhere access to your files.

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone iPad

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    Adrive

    Protect & manage your personal, business and enterprise-level data with ADrive cloud storage & backup solutions.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android

  • AeroFS icon

    AeroFS

    AeroFS lets you synchronize your files without servers and build private cloud storage out of your own devices. How It Works We strive to make AeroFS a simple and elegant product despite the complexities behind it: We...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux iPhone iPad

Google Drive Comments

all in one service. V. good.

Positive Comment by elainecharles
about Google Drive and 4Shared Nov 2016

I create documents, presentations, sheets on google drive and we can also share it then and there with people. All changes are saved in drive and can be accessed from anywhere.

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use it all the time 2 Helpful

Comment by sophiaschuler600
about Google Drive Aug 2016

i keep documents here, you can make them, share and this really makes life easier.

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love it 1 Helpful

Comment by louisbeckler784
about Google Drive Aug 2016

i really like how google drive works, it keeps all my things safe and is very useful

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great

Comment by rondapuck1206
about Google Drive May 2016

i really like this, i truly needed this because i have everything in hand and organized. i use it for work and is great.

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good

Comment by ParisFitts
about Google Drive Jan 2016

i really like it, works great, i keep all my work stuff in here

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question...

Comment by jj123321
about Google Drive Sep 2014

I'm having trouble trying to figure out if i should save stuff to my Gdrive or my verizon cloud.
A couple things I've noticed, (bare with me here i'm not really good with comp stuff)

verizon cloud on my PC won't allow me to play,watch or open files. It does allow me to on my android phone though.

Gdrive also did not allow me to open a MS Office document that i really needed at the moment. That's when i gave up on it. I do, however, enjoy the fact that i can access it easier through my PC Chrome/Google web browser. (more convenient)

Basically my question is: Which one is better? (pros and cons)

Thanks

~~JJ

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Copy is new cloud storage service, offers 15GB for free

Comment by RK_1992
about Google Drive Jun 2013

its great, and it even offers 5GB extra for every referral you make for either party, follow this link to get 5GB extra; copy.com?r=K7Zhlk

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awesome way of file storage!

Positive Comment by Joseph864
about Google Drive Jun 2013

i like the app on gmail cause it allows me to share files much easier

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Wow it can extract zip and rar files online...

Positive Comment by realnabarl
about Google Drive Dec 2012

Wow it can extract zip and rar files online, this feature is cool!

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Local folder cannot be changed in Google Drive

Negative Comment by em4020
about Google Drive and Dropbox, Macrium Reflect Jul 2012

The folder location of the local folder is C:\Users\MyUser\Google Drive
and cannot be changed to another drive or partition in the Settings of Google Drive Version 1.2.3123.0250.
So, if you make a Drive-Image-Backup with Macrium Reflect of C:\ all personal Data are included and you cannot separate it from the system data.

Local folder cannot be changed

In difference to DropBox you cannot change the language in the Google-Drive-App to make an english screenshot for AlternativeTo.net.

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Basically, just a 5GB ugrade to Docs storage on the Web

Comment by arahman56
about Google Drive May 2012

If you don't have Drive yet, select "notify me" on GDrive page, and the Docs space will automatically be upgraded to 5GB.

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No WebDAV and 1 GB file size limit

Negative Comment by jens2767
about Google Drive May 2012

Too bad that Google does not offer WebDAV Access

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Read the Terms > Your content in Our Services 1 Helpful

Comment by Software_Critic
about Google Drive Apr 2012

This is what Google terms says for Google drive for users with Google personal account.
"When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content. "

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Fantastic real time editing by multiple users

Positive Comment by Thelle
about Google Drive and LibreOffice, Microsoft Office Suite Jan 2012

Google docs is so good because it can handle real time editing by multiple users. It also stacks good basic editing tools, but lack some more advanced editing features which is easy to do in for example MS Office or Libra Office..

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